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Episode 29: How to write terrible books and pretend to get famous

We're back for a bit of catchup in the long summer days between Camp Nanowrimo and the official Nanowrimo event in November.

Jim and Ben have been plunking away in their respective writing dens, using whatever tools at hand to try and keep their thoughts in order.

Then we talk about an article that purports to show how to "game" the Amazon Kindle store with low effort books that make lots of money. Is it true? Is it ethical? You'll have to listen to find out.

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Photo credit: Patrick Feller (via Flickr)

Episode 28: Did I Quit?

After a long break we are finally back with another offseason episode!

Where you start when you've left your work in a heap? It's been a while and now Jim and Ben are feeling the need to pick up where they left off months ago on their respective work. It's daunting stuff but we walk through some tips on it.

Then we talk about what else we've been doing to stay sharp. Lots of good stuff is recommended and discussed so be sure to check out the links for all kinds of resources, inspiration, and just plain good reading.

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Make time. The hours spent staring at the wall and processing are also work... Don’t get caught up in the physicality of writing, of starting to believe you’re only writing when you’re hitting a keyboard. You’re ALWAYS writing. Find your own balance.
— Warren Ellis

photo credit: Fredrik Rubensson (Flickr)

Episode 26: The Quickening to the Endening

The deadline is rapidly approaching. Are you near 50,000? Maybe setting a personal best? Regardless, keep writing!

This episode is a continuation of Jim's interview with writer and Nano participant, Carolyn Rahaman. She's back with Jim to talk about something that many Nanowrimo participants think and dream about: getting published. Carolyn shares her knowledge and experience in that process.

Jim and Ben will be back in December to do a post-mortem on this year's event. Have a happy Thanksgiving, to those listeners in the United States!

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NaNoWriPod Hosts:

  • Ben Alexander runs BlackRectangle.net and is in his third season of NaNoWrimo. He can be followed on Twitter @mistahben and on the NaNo site at mistahben.
  • Jim Markus, the creator of “Write with Lions”, runs MoreKnown.com  and is in his sixth season of NaNoWriMo. Jim is on Twitter @jimmarkus and on the NaNo site at jim-markus.

Both can also be heard on the  Stuff Smart People Like Podcast.

This podcast is not affiliated with the Office of Letters and Light, but we encourage you to support their awesome efforts. NaNoWriMo accepts donations on their site.

Photo credit: Anne-Lise Heinrichs (Flickr)

Episode 13: All Downhill From Here

Your adventures in National Novel Writing Month.  This podcast covers the event where writers try to complete 50,000 words in 30 days.

EPISODE 13

Ben still has miles to go before he sleeps. Jim is faced with the thought of where to go next. We are twixt and between in this episode and could use our listeners' help and brilliances to move forward. 

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NaNoWriPod Hosts:

  • Ben Alexander runs BlackRectangle.net and is starting his second season of NaNoWrimo. He can be followed on Twitter @mistahben and on the NaNo site at mistahben.
  • Jim Markus, the creator of “Write with Lions”, runs MoreKnown.com  and is starting his sixth season of NaNoWriMo. Jim is on Twitter @jimmarkus and on the NaNo site at jim-markus.

Both can also be heard on the  Stuff Smart People Like Podcast.

This podcast is not affiliated with the Office of Letters and Light, but we encourage you to support their awesome efforts. NaNoWriMo accepts donations on their site.

Episode 5: See me, hear me.

We’re getting DEEP into the season. Just ahead of feasting we do the obligatory status update, and then look to the future and wonder where our brain children will grow and flourish. If not in bound pages, then mayhaps in a different medium?

This episode is also our first visual one. You can watch the ‘raw’ hangout video over on the Tube of You. (or its at the bottom of this post, whatevs.)

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Infinite Jukebox

Binaural Beats

Library Tapes

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